This custom built space provides a home for Justice Smith Collection and a dedicated space for our Juris Doctor students.
The majority of this collection was purchased over the life of T. W. Smith with additions by his son T. H. Smith and donated to RMIT’s GSBL in 2009. The collection is significant because it shows a snapshot of what reference material a law practitioner would have found important during the middle part of the last century (approx 1930-1980). Further items that enhance the collection have been donated by Phillips Fox and J. McL. Emmerson, the Graduate School of Business and Law and its staff.
Highlights of the collection include:
- The Law Reports – a close to complete collection from 1865
- Weekly Law Reports – issues from 1843
- Victorian Law Reports – a near complete collection to 2008
Students enrolled in the Juris Doctor students have access to the room via their RMIT swipecard. Other clients seeking access to this space, please contact the Schools Services Officer.
Schools Services Officer
The Justice Smith Collection is not a formal law library. Some essential reference books including Seton’s judgements and orders, William’s bankruptcy practice and Lewin on Trusts, among many others can be found by either searching the collection through the Victorian Collections website or through Trove adding this to the search phrase: (nuc:"VJSC") so you only get results housed in the reading room.
Reading Room location
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